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NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent


Sale Price $277.46


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Sale Price $277.46


You Save $92.49 25%

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Item # NEMC5202
The ultra-lightweight (1 lb 15 oz) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight you’d traditionally expect.
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The ultra-lightweight (minimum weight of 1 pound 15 ounces) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight they’d traditionally expect. The tent’s streamlined profile helps shed wind and water during bad weather and the full mesh canopy offers good ventilation in warmer weather.

Two large side-entry doors make entering and exiting the tent easier on the body and create convenient access for two people. Dual vestibules offer space to stow gear and better coverage from the rain. An internal storage pocket utilizes light-diffusing fabric to turn a headlamp (sold separately) into a lantern capable of illuminating the interior of the tent.

A single hubbed-pole design creates a unique architecture with free-standing support and minimized weight. NEMO has moved the front pole hub overhead which creates more interior volume without the need for an additional ridge pole. Corner guyout points with a unique triangulated design at the “foot” of the tent can be staked-out to maximize internal space or left un-staked for weight savings.

A raised waterproof bathtub-style floor enhances performance in poor weather and also cuts down on wear-and-tear. Fully seam taped construction and the PU-coated Sil Nylon rainfly further bolster weather protection. A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to offer additional protection against standing water rocks and roots.

Each NEMO Hornet 2P backpacking tent includes a stuff sack, guyout cord, stakes, and a repair kit.

  • Two large side doors make entry/exit easier and provide easier gear access as well as more rain coverage
  • Includes luxury details like the Light Pockets, volumizing guy-outs and watertight compression stuff sack
  • No other 2-person freestanding tents on the market provide two doors and vestibules in the 2lb category
  • Footprint sold separately



Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 2 lbs
Average Packed Weight 2 lb 5 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Vestibule Area 16 sq ft
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC Featherlite NFL Aluminum
Pole Diameter 8.7 mm
Packed Size 19" x 5"
Number of Poles 1
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material Fly: 10D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1200mm)
Canopy: 15D Nylon Ripstop Ripstop / No see um mesh
Floor: 15D Sil / PU Nylon Ripstop (1500mm)
Interior Height 40"
Freestanding Yes
Floor Dimension 85" x 51"
Floor Area 28 sq ft
Doors 2
Clips or Sleeves Clips


Real Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 23 real customer reviews)

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Super light, a bit tight, cost is a fright
Reviewed by Mark B. - October 1, 2018

Likes: This tent is incredibly light weight, the build quality is fantastic, the features are well-thought-out, and it packs very small. Having an opening on each side is terrific. Definitely a tight fit for two but I see this as a positive when sharing with the wife.

Dislikes: The price point is shocking for what you get. The footprint, which is really a must-have with a tent this fragile, not only adds an additional $45 to the overall cost but a significant amount of weight (when you consider the total package). That being said, the fact that the footprint is optional is probably a positive for most ultralight backpackers. The lack of cross bracing at the foot of the tent results in it not being free standing. If you don't stake this thing down you have a triangular shaped shelter. I will probably craft a cross brace to achieve this feature, the added weight will be well worth it to me.

Great Lightweight semi-freestanding tent
Reviewed by Vincent R. - September 27, 2018

Likes: Tent is only 2 pounds, thats insane! It has all the perks of a full freestanding tent setup, but ridiculously lightweight. Jake's feet allow one person to set up, since two of the three pole ends lock into place. Two doors allow for ease of entry/exit for two people as well as two gear lodges. My partner and I are under 5'7" and we find this tent perfect for us. Pockets, light diffuser pocket are also a plus.

Dislikes: Not exactly 100% freestanding since you are required to stake out to achieve tension. This is technically only an issue if you only hike in fair weather, but on days where it is perfect and sunny and not windy, you still need to spend the time staking it out to achieve maximum footprint and really tension-ing it out. Anyone taller than 5'7" I imagine would have an issue really fitting in here. I appreciate the size (since "average" sized gear is usually too big for me) but anyone else might find it a bit small with two people. Tent pockets get weighed down and end up sagging onto your leg - this can easily be solved if there was another loop to pull the tent bottom out and create a wider footprint, it can even be guy lined out to the stake that you are putting in the ground anyway for the rain fly. The "ventilation" at the head of the tent is questionable...I haven't tested it out in hard, windy rain yet but I am not sure this was the best solution for ventilation as you are essentially left with a single barrier to protect you, and anything you leave around your head will most likely touch the tent and transfer heat/cold/wet.

Perfect for Boy Scout Backpacking
Reviewed by Christina H. - September 17, 2018

Likes: Super light weight, easy & quick setup, 2 side doors- no climbing over someone to get to bed, easy to divide and share the load between 2 Scouts.

Dislikes: Would be tight with 2 adults, but I bought this for my young Boy Scout and he will have plenty of room to share with a buddy.

Reviewed by Cindy H. - September 10, 2018

Likes: easy to set up, light, two doors are a must so you aren't crawling over each other

Dislikes: none

Good quality and lightweight. Comfortable for one person, not for two.
Reviewed by Min Z. - August 30, 2018

Likes: Super light

Dislikes: Less roomy

Cozy Backpacking Tent
Reviewed by Ashley L. - August 16, 2018

Likes: *Lightweight
*Easy to set up
This tent has been through a couple rain storms and although the rain fly seemed to absorb a bit of water we stayed dry.

Dislikes: The high bathtub of the tent prevents a little airflow on really hot days.

I got this tent instead of the Big Agnes Tiger Wall since the price was better. Sent it back & got the BA Tiger Wall instead. Thanks Back Country Edge for making the exchange so easy.
Reviewed by Susan S. - August 4, 2018

Likes: Ultra light & reasonable price.

Dislikes: Can't set the rain fly up without the tent using the footprint.

Reviewed by Stillwater - August 4, 2018

Likes: Love this tent. Very packable and lite.

Dislikes: Def. Get the footprint

Really not a 2 person tent
Reviewed by Michelle Y. - August 2, 2018

Likes: Weight. Dual entry.

Dislikes: I bought this so i could hike with my 60lb yellow lab. Works really well for that. But it would be a super tight fit for two adults.

Great lightweight tent
Reviewed by Adam S. - July 19, 2018

Likes: Very lightweight, great features for the weight, seems durable so far.

Dislikes: Like others have said, is pretty small for a 2p tent, not completely free standing

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